Author Archives: Steve Brier

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About Steve Brier

Social & labor historian, professor of Urban Education, & coordinator of the ITP Certificate Program, CUNY Graduate Center.

Steve Romalewski Visits Class Tomorrow

We will be visited tomorrow by Steve Romalewski, director of the CUNY Mapping Service, who is in charge of all mapping projects for the Center for Urban Research at GC (see the following link to get an overview of his … Continue reading

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Data Mining One’s Own Life

Fascinating article on data mining one’s own email/phone calls/keystrokes in today’s NY Times, focused on Dr. Stephen Wolfram, “a scientist and entrepreneur,” who has stored all of his personal electronic data since 1989. He decided to test out on of … Continue reading

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Lev Manovich’s “Trending: The Promises & Challenges of Big Social Data

Lev Manovich’s article in DinDH on big social data poses a challenge to DHers to consider the ways in which they (we) can begin to use huge data sets (e.g., Flickr photos or YouTube videos) to deepen and improve our … Continue reading

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